Sound the alarm!
Follow in the footsteps of Fireman Sam and his colleagues as they protect the citizens of the Welsh town of Pontypandy. Whenever the alarm sounds, brave Sam and his co-workers can be counted on to jump into a fire engine, hop onto a helicopter, or even launch an inflatable lifeboat to battle blazes, mount rescue missions, or provide medical attention to those in need. Not only will your fireman-themed party be full of fun, but also the little ones are sure to learn a valuable lesson or two on fire safety.
Invite your friends by printing out the free printable party invitations, you can even customise plain red envelopes with the printable paper featuring firemen, ladders and fire trucks!
FIRE STATION FESTOONS
Decorate the party area with our free printable Fire Station Door Sign, HAPPY BIRTHDAY bunting and Fireman Sam bunting and banners. Add some giant red, white or black giant helium balloons. We took white balloons and added black polka dot stickers to make a bunch of Dalmatian themed ones.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Feeling crafty? Make up tissue paper poms to look like fireballs, all you need to do is make the poms using red and yellow tissue paper, or buy some ready-made ones from Party Pieces.
LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE
For your fireman themed party table, set on top our printable placement Fireman Sam paper plates, cups and napkins and in the centre add little wooden or metal house ornaments together with fiery yellow and red flowers and a Fireman Sam play toy or two.
FUEL TO THE FIRE
For drinks, fill giant galvanised buckets with ice and water carafes with customised fire hydrant labels. You could also make a red punch (think strawberry or cherry flavoured).
HOT DIGGITY DOG
Make your own “Hot Dog” Station. Have a range of all different types of toppings, and the kids can then take a hot dog and bun and decorate at will:
Chopped Tomatoes, Chopped Onions, Tomato Sauce, Mustard, Chopped Red and Yellow Peppers and Chillies (for the adults)
For a quick buffet of snacks consider items like Mini Hot Dogs, Mini Meat Balls, Tortilla Chips and other Tomato Sauce Flavoured Chips; serve in paper cones using the printable party patterned paper.
A SWEET STATION
Set up a Sweet Dessert Display. In the centre have an impressive cake in the shape of a fireman’s hat, fire hydrant, truck or Dalmatian dog complete with Fireman Sam candles. Alternatively, or in addition, have a cupcake stand of iced cupcakes using our cupcake circle toppers. Fill glass jars and/or metal buckets with red, white and black sweets: Fire Balls, Mini Bar Ones, Red and Brown M&Ms, Smarties or Jelly Beans, White Marshmallows, Red and White Lollipops and red liquorice rolled to look like fire hoses.
To be a fireman, you need to be physically fit, capable of lifting heavy objects and able to perform all sorts of other tasks; so why not create your own obstacle course for fireman training.
The Firefighter’s Rescue Challenge, could include:
- Putting on a fire hat (see the Party Pieces costume options)
- Slipping down a slide
- Driving a toy car across the yard to a playhouse (erupting in paper flames)
- Picking up a length of garden hose and pretending to douse the fire
- Running to a ladder to rescue a stuffed animal trapped in a tree
- And driving the toy car back to the start
- At the end, present each child with the printable certificate, and a printable fire fighter’s badge
One can also organise a water relay race and/or a water balloon fight; but best to plan this for sunny weather and outdoors. If you are stuck indoors, try a few rounds of our printable pin the tail on the Dalmatian dog or smacking the Fire Engine Piñata.
FIRE STATION VISIT
For the ultimate party activity, arrange for a tour of your local fire station. Kids often get to tour the sleeping quarters, sit in the front seat of a real fire truck, and even slide down the fireman’s pole. This is also a great photo opportunity!
For an ideal favour buy some mini red plastic buckets or fill party bags with some of these “fire themed goodies”
- Fire Extinguisher Bubbles from Party Pieces
- Rocket balloons
- Water balloons – in red, white, black and yellow
- Fireman Sam stationery sets and stickers
- Lego pieces in reds, yellows, black and white
- Turn pretzel sticks into edible matchsticks by dipping pretzel sticks into red icing. Then place inside in a box and add a printable favour tag.
Download all the free printables here.